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Fresh : a perishable history

Author: Susanne Freidberg
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009.
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From the Publisher: That rosy tomato perched on your plate in December is at the end of a great journey-not just over land and sea, but across a vast and varied cultural history. This is the territory charted in Fresh. Opening the door of an ordinary refrigerator, it tells the curious story of the quality stored inside: freshness. We want fresh foods to keep us healthy, and to connect us to nature and community. We  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susanne Freidberg
ISBN: 9780674032910 0674032918 9780674057227 0674057228
OCLC Number: 261174065
Description: 408 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1: Refrigeration: cold revolution --
2: Beef: mobile meat --
3: Eggs: shell games --
4: Fruit: ephemeral beauty --
5: Vegetables: hidden labor --
6: Milk: border politics --
7: Fish: wild life --
Epilogue --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Susanne Freidberg.

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Traces our paradoxical hunger to its roots in the rise of mass consumption, when freshness seemed both proof of and an antidote to progress.  Read more...

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French fruit farmers, Argentine cattle ranchers, Mexican dairy farmers hidden from view in pastoral Vermont and Hong Kong seafood aficionados all enter into this lively and edifying account. The book Read more...

 
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